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Skjelbred holds Hertha hope

Per Ciljan Skjelbred has no desire to return to Hamburg and hopes a loan agreement at Hertha Berlin will be made permanent.

The Norway international moved between the Bundesliga rivals last summer on a season-long deal.

He remains under contract at Hamburg until 2015, but admits to having grown disillusioned with life at his parent club.

The 26-year-old midfielder feels far comfier in the German capital and would welcome the opportunity to link up with Hertha on a full-time basis.

Skjelbred told Berliner Morgenpost: "Both clubs are talking with each other.

"I have already made up my mind, I want to remain at Hertha Berlin. The club has also said that they would like to keep me here.

"Still, I know there are sometimes different ideas in football. I hope I can make a final decision soon.

"During my years at Hamburg I worked under four managers. Every time a new one came in I was the last player in the first team squad. I always had to start over.

"At Hertha I have never experienced anything like that."